Update on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Monday, October 26th, 2020

Service Update

We are currently holding in-person church gatherings at 44-01 Broadway, Astoria, Queens at 10:00AM EST & 11:30AM EST. Online services are streamed live (YouTube: CityLightNYC and Facebook: citylightnewyork) every Sunday at 11:30AM EST and are on demand afterwards.

CDC guidelines and safety protocols are being adhered to and at times exceeded. We look forward to seeing you.

How We Can Help

We are buying 30,000 N95 masks from an overseas manufacturer and shipping them directly to the U.S. to give to hospitals in NYC that desperately need them. Doctors, nurses, and emergency responders are the soldiers in this battle, and they need our support and prayers. To give towards this effort, use the link below and then select “COVID-19 RESPONSE” from the dropdown menu.  Give To The Covid-19 Response

LifeGroup Update

Our Life Groups are not only continuing, but they are now the focal point of our church’s ministry in conjunction with in-person Sunday gatherings in Queens. We’re expecting God to do great things and show Himself strong in some very unique ways as our Life Groups come together. We are living in unprecedented times and He will surely do unprecedented things.

That said, we want to communicate some important points and next steps:

  • We will be moving all Life Groups ONLINE to ZOOM MEETINGS effective today, Monday, 3/16, for at least the next two weeks. You can run this software from a laptop or desktop if you’d like to, but it is designed so you can participate in Life Groups from your smartphone.
  • We are making this decision in communication with the Mayor’s Office as a response to the City’s decision to close all public meeting places (restaurants, cafes, movie theaters) 3/17/20.
  • Even though you will not be meeting in person, we are trusting God that He will cause our groups to be even more powerful than ever. Zoom has some incredible features, and your Life Group leader will be in touch with you shortly with some creative ideas to strengthen prayerful community at our church and in our city at a time when many of us desperately need it.
  • Since we will be meeting online: invite people to your Life Group! These will be a powerful evangelistic tool now more than ever, with many of your friends and colleagues “stuck” at home.
  • If you’ve signed up for a Life Group you will be receiving an e-mail with specific instructions on how to create a Zoom account. This will come from your Life Group leader.

If you have any questions and/or concerns, please let us know by emailing mohamed@citylightnyc.com Thank you for staying flexible and patient as we prayerfully consider our wise and faith-filled next steps. As always, if you have any specific needs that we can help you meet at this time, please reach out to us at info@citylightnyc.com and let us know!

Giving Update

Please remember that your financial support is absolutely instrumental in this unprecedented time.You can give your weekly tithe and offering here: https://pushpay.com/pay/citylightnyc

To give from your phone please text “citylight” to 77977

Thank you for your generosity!

God will show His goodness, even through these unprecedented events. God did not cause this epidemic, but His specialty is using any and every circumstance to turn hearts to Jesus. We have a tremendous opportunity as followers of Jesus to show the people of our city how to live by faith, not fear.